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Lone Elk Park

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#16 of 263 things to do in Saint Louis Features Animals
1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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Lone Elk Park is a wonderful way to spend a day. There are two parts of the park. One side has... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MikeGrace D
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Gulfport, Mississippi
Great wildlife viewing

We drove through this park one Friday evening. The drive is lovely and the way is well-marked. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MichiganTravelwriter
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Michigan
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“drive thru” (20 reviews)
“bison area” (15 reviews)
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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lone Elk Park is a wonderful way to spend a day. There are two parts of the park. One side has hiking trails, elk deer, turkey, etc... The other side has all of the following plus bison! When we visited we saw four bull elk,...More

Thank MikeGrace D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove through this park one Friday evening. The drive is lovely and the way is well-marked. The suggested entry fee is $1 per car. We saw baby raccoons and mommas, deer, wild turkeys and elk. We didn't see any bison, only their mud pies....More

1  Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a great place to drive through and see wildlife up close this is your place! There are also plenty of places to get out of your vehicle and picnic with public restrooms nearby. There is a great covered observation tower and even...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see elk, bison, wild birds in a natural setting. Also saw a blue heron swimming in the lake. Very clean and the staff is very friendly. Many trails which are awesome. Don"t miss the bird sanctuary. You will see lots of unique birds.

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park. There are so many animals and they are quite friendly. The bird sanctuary is also very good. The hiking trails are also fantastic. I highly recommend it. The best time to see the animals is early in the morning, before 8...More

Thank susanpolgar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lone Elk is a wonderful spot for a day trip if you combine it with the World Bird Sanctuary. The kids love to see the birds up close then drive the par. Take your camera for Great Bird Photos at WBS. !!!!

Thank rollinsthomas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going here for years, early morning is best to see wildlife, but you can see them any time of day or season if you are lucky. I like to see the buffalo and elk, but you see deer and turkey as well...More

1  Thank karenlou2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another must see gem in St Louis County off Hwy 44 in Peerless Park/Valley Park area. Great drive through animal venue or day trip for family picnic. Best to go on a cooler day as the animals also seek shelter from the sun and hide...More

1  Thank StLCardFan2013
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Lone Elk Park is a short ride off the highway (and around 20 minutes from St. Louis City) and at first seemed empty and void of wildlife and then we were enveloped by a herd of bison, slowly moving to a shadier area to avoid...More

1  Thank Gary1392
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Had no kids with me and loved it. Saw the buffalo at a distance and even the baby. Got up and personal with the elk. Stayed in our car and respected the elks territory. Even saw the baby elk. Called and had to get better...More

1  Thank jweith
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Neil W
July 28, 2017|
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Response from ginnymae45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Unless you are a photog and take a lot of photos! ;)
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Mary C
April 27, 2017|
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Response from ginnymae45 | Reviewed this property |
The park closes at dusk.
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Donna H
January 2, 2017|
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Response from SuzyQ2013 | Reviewed this property |
I never took a walking path but I would think u would see them roaming everywhere in the Park!
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